Riverbed Technology, Inc.

  • Software Engineer - Protocols Optimization

    Job Locations US-IL-Champaign
    Req No.
  • Company Overview

    With a powerful combination of Digital Experience, Cloud Networking, and Cloud Edge solutions, Riverbed – The Digital Performance Company –  provides a modern IT architecture for the digital enterprise, delivering new levels of operational agility and visibility, while dramatically accelerating business performance and outcomes. As businesses transform digitally and experiment with new technologies, they partner with Riverbed to push boundaries, increase performance, and rethink possible.


    Riverbed is a pre-IPO opportunity with over $1 billion in revenue and 30,000+ customers – including 98% of the Fortune 100 and 100% of the Forbes Global 100.


    About this Position

    The wide area network (WAN) is the foundation of a globally connected enterprise, enabling collaboration, communication, business productivity, and risk mitigation. When you join the WAN Optimization Group, you will have a hand in creating the products and solutions that are critical to everything organizations do over networks. You will work with top engineers to break the barriers that constrain businesses and enable them to run faster and more efficiently. The group's industry-leading products are built on our patented technology that accelerates applications through data, transport, and application streamlining. RiOS is the foundation of award-winning products, including SteelHead CX, SteelHead EX, SteelHead SaaS, SteelCentral Controller for SteelHead, and SteelHead Interceptor

    Riverbed's Steelhead product is an industry leading WAN Optimization Controller. At the heart of the product is a set of application protocol aware optimizations that work within the IETF standards to ensure correctness even while using aggressive heuristics to counteract WAN latency. We are looking for candidates who like to work on cutting edge technology and solve tough problems.

    What you will do:

    • Design and develop new features for the product for our ever-growing user base
    • Analyze application network protocols and engineer them for our product
    • Help improve product performance
    • Explore industry and academic research to apply new ideas
    • When things break -- and they will -- you are eager and able to help fix things

    What you should have:

    • BS in CS or EE or equivalent field desired, MS or higher degree preferred.
    • You possess strong computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, programming languages, distributed systems, and computer networking
    • You believe that C++ is a fundamental programming language but also believe in the right tool for getting the job done
    • Passion for all things Python
    • You understand Linux system internals and TCP/IP fundamentals
    • You understand how the Internet works and are keeping up with the evolution of internet and SaaS/cloud services
    • You are a good programmer that writes readable, testable and maintainable code
    • Strong and clear communicator that can concisely explain complex software design considerations
    • Team player with a good sense of humor with a penchant for board games

    What will help you further:

    • You understand HTTP and SSL. You care about the evolution of the internet
    • Development experience with SaaS applications and REST API's
    • Knowledge of Security and Authorization Protocols
    • Development experience with Open Source projects
    • Packet trace analysis
    • Experience with Fiddler, Wireshark, Message Analyzer or other profiling tools
    • Asynchronous event model programming
    • Multi-threaded programming
    • Passion to work in a billion-dollar startup!

    About Riverbed

    Riverbed offers a rewarding experience of working with the best minds in the industry that are changing the world through cutting edge technology and applications. We are proud of our great culture that continuously fosters innovation, collaboration, and diverse work environments. We remain committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the most diverse group of talent to better serve our customers.


    Learn more about Riverbed: www.riverbed.com


    Riverbed is proud to be an affirmative action (AA) and equal employment opportunities (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.




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